Every Friday I link up with The Frugal Girl and/ or Simply Being Mum for Food Waste Friday. I’ve been environmentally conscious about food waste since I was in college and this is a great way for me to keep tabs on what we waste in our house.
Here is how we did:
I’m terrible and let some bread get very stale. I would look at it every week for Food Waste Friday and never do anything about it because it wasn’t moldy yet. Isn’t that awful? I’m getting a little lazy over here. I finally decided to do something about it. It was SO stale that I couldn’t even break it. I knew the only thing I could do in order to save it was to try bread pudding. I ended up soaking it in kefir for about an hour to soften it up enough to break into pieces for this bread pudding.
When it was soft enough to tear apart I followed this recipe but subbed kefir for whipping cream. I didn’t do this to be healthy, I did this because we had kefir and didn’t have whipping cream. Why did I have kefir you might ask? Impulse buy from Trader Joe’s. I’m still not exactly sure what kefir is, but it tastes like a watered down version of Greek yogurt to me and I had a feeling it would work out in this recipe. Luckily it worked well. I’m sure this would have been sweeter with whipping cream though.
I made a smaller version than the recipe called for and I skipped the sauce since we had store bought caramel sauce.
The store bought sauce complemented the dish well. I’m glad I was able to use this sauce instead of making something new.
I don’t think this is something that I’ll make all the time. I’m not rushing to go buy bread to let it go stale just so I can make more bread pudding. It is, however, a great recipe to have on hand next time I let bread go stale!
froze strawberries and spinach
Last week I froze oranges and bananas, this week I froze strawberries and spinach that were about to turn. I love catching the expensive fruits and veggies before the go bad. Now we have lots of fresh produce for smoothies!
burnt some sweet potato chips
I burnt about 10 veggie chips and had to toss them. Seeing as how I got at least 60 chips out of one sweet potato, I’m not too upset about this one, but Tom told me I had to document it since it was waste. He’s right. Don’t you hate when the men are right? It also got us talking about the food waste we leave on a plates. We do our best to clean our plates and I usually finish off what Robert doesn’t eat. However, sometimes we throw out a few bites of food that couldn’t be eaten. I had to get that off my chest. I don’t want you thinking we never waste a bit of food here and there from our plates.
No pic this week. I have some sort of stomach bug and decided to nap instead of snap a fridge pic. Don’t worry, you’re not missing much!
How did you do this week? Please share here and/or link up with the blogs above.